Politics and Policy

367: Fiona Hill

A Russia specialist at the Brookings Institution, she testified at the House impeachment hearings with erudition, integrity, and courage. She got her start as a child dominoes hustler at a miners’ pub in the north of England. “My granddad would have me play and bet on me, and every time I won I would get a ginger beer.” The making of a scholar.

Person: her grandfather (left)
Place: village of Roddymoor
Thing: a miner’s safety lamp
Randy’s Person: Percy French

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